Thursday, September 30, 2010

80s Night Spirit Winner!

Happy Homecoming - 80s Style!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010-2011 Band Board

Marie Kirkegaard

Elizabeth Meier

Concert Band Reps
Melissa Take
Emily Vaughn

Symphonic Band Reps
Nikki Kay
Sean McCormick

Wind Ensemble  Reps
Jim Burke
David Rhodes

Drum Majors
Marie Kirkegaard
Perry Martin
Elizabeth Meier
Andrea Vetrone

Publicity Chairs
Erin Elgass (WE)
Katie Goldsmith & Evy Martin (CB)
Emma Kombrink (SB)

Shauna Bracken (WE)
Kelli Collins (SB)
Akira Crabdree (SB)
Alexa DiVenere (WE)
Elena Topping (SB)

Music Librarians

Head Librarian:      Andrea Vetrone


Hannah Burkhardt (WE)
Elizabeth Grubart (WE)
Michelle Hsu (WE)
Marie Kirkegaard (WE)
Prasanthi Koparapu (CB)
Gina Leo (WE)
Cameron Nichols (CB)
Carrie Smith (SB)
Melissa Take (CB)

Equipment & Properties Managers

Winds:                Joe Fiala
Stephanie Gillen
                             Brett Latman
                             John Sheetz
Joe Vitti
Percussion:         Peter Marich

Saturday, September 18, 2010

September 17 Marching Band Videos

Pre Game and Halftime videos from September 17 are now posted.

Click here to be redirected to the DGN Fine Arts YouTube Channel.

2010 Cross Town Classic

The 2010 Cross Town Classic coalesced with collaboration. The Marching Mustangs and Trojan Marching Band combined on several numbers; the DGS and DGN Choirs along with activity groups from both campuses combined to lead the crowd in the singing of our National Anthem; the Athenas and Fillies combined on an exciting half-time dance tune. Although the evening revolved around a football contest, the collaboration between and among the arts between DGN and DGS was abundantly evident on this glorious fall evening.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Band Featured in Patch Video

Saturday, September 11, 2010

NU Band Day 2010

Congratulations to the DGN Trojan Marching Band for a spirited and musical performance at Northwestern University today. Over 1,600 musicians performed three patriotic selections for "Heros Day" - an annual event at Northwestern designed to honor the brave men and women who serve our country, as well as the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Andrew Boysen visits D99

North High School welcomed Dr. Andrew Boysen, acclaimed composer and Director of Bands at The University of New Hampshire, as he worked with the members of the Wind Ensemble this afternoon. Dr. Boysen continued his day at South High School where he worked this evening with members of the Marching Mustangs. The DGS Marching Band is performing his music this year.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sign up TODAY for the DGN Alumni Band!

We will once again be forming an Alumni Band to perform with the TROJAN Marching Band during the Homecoming football game on October 1st, 2010. We are trying to find as many alumni as possible to participate in what is always a really fun and exciting event.  To help get the word out we have created a Facebook page called 'DGN Alumni Band - Official Site'.  If you know of someone who would be interested in this event, visit the online registration site and use the "invite-a-friend or colleague" link to add their email to our list and to send them the details automatically.  Or use Facebook to invite them to join the Alumni Band group!!
Don't worry if you haven't played your instrument for a year, two years, ten years, or even twenty years... we would still love to have you and even have some instruments that we could let you borrow for the event (in limited supply).
Check out the registration site at:
So, tell your friends and help us get the word out to make this the biggest and best Alumni Band ever!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Jazz Ensemble Class Lists

2010-2011 Jazz class lists are now posted.

Click here.

Alumnus Kristin King Appointed to US Air Force Band Position

Congratulations to former 'Trojan Marching Band' Drum Major, and DGN Alumnus Kristin King (Class of '02), who this week was appointed by competitive audition to the clarinet section of the prestigious United States Air Force Band of Washington D.C.  Kristin flew to Washington D.C. early in the week to compete against hundreds of professional clarinetists for the coveted position.

The United States Air Force Band is the Air Force's premier musical organization. It has endeared itself to millions of listeners for more than 60 years through its exhilarating music, engaging concerts and masterful recordings. Since its formation in 1941, The United States Air Force Band has brought superb music and exciting entertainment to music lovers around the globe, earning its reputation as "America's International Musical Ambassadors."

Kristin is a graduate of the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music (2006), as well as the Northwestern University School of Music (2008).